Whence one enters the devforum, the sides of the pages seem to be lacking something: Advertisements!
With the addition of this, ROBLOX can earn even more revenue with external non-intrusive ads on the website. This can make the site seem even more lively and encourage more users to participate in writing on this site.
I do not agree. Adding advertisements in a professional website like this forum isn’t a good idea. Also, many people use ad blockers nowadays, which means that nothing will change. This will probably let new users not to try to sign up, because they’ll think that they will get spammed with advertisements - and they would probably be right.
Well, actually, I disagree with your fact that Roblox dosen’t have money to make advertisements here in the DevForum.
The forum is based off of Meta Discourse though they could place ads, but Roblox wouldn’t waste time and ideas just to place user’s ads for groups in here in the DevForum, especially considering, already there’s a backlog in PA when more users create posts and the Roblox Developer Engagement Team has more important things to do rather than copy/paste users ads from the original site to the DevForum.
Also, I agree with @DMCPEPlays about the issues with advertising, also, because, this is the Developer Forum, a place where Developers could share ideas, read bug reports, resolve Studio problems, and share their creations.
Even though I agree with you, let me be honest. There is an official Discourse plugin that lets you add advertisements to your forum. It is even available to Standard subscriptions (the lowest subscription tier):
Why would you want the viewing experience to be made actively worse? Especially considering how miniscule the devforum viewership is compared to the main website, this would do essentially nothing but annoy people.
Compared to the size of Roblox’s userbase off the forum and on the website, if you’re actually talking about something like god-forbid, google ads, the effort expended implementing that here is not worth the profit.
First off, this suggestion does not meet the criteria of the category. This category is meant for suggestions and feedback regarding the various forum features, mainly regarding user experience. The suggestion you have given is unsolicited advice on how Roblox should attempt to make money. Additionally, ads are often inappropriate and this is not something Roblox would be interested in adding.
There’s really nothing wrong with google ads. In fact, I quite enjoyed when ROBLOX had external ads on their website. It really made me want to stay and look at them for longer because of the larger variety. Now advertisements are mostly clickbait and lure in young children, super colourful and usually misleading
Roblox is a billion dollar company, so I don’t know why they would need ads. Websites like meta.discourse.org benefit from ads, since their open source and could use more ways to gain money (meta uses a different ad provider than google ads though). Google ads are very intrusive, they will most likely clash with roblox’s themes. Additionally, they wouldn’t be allowed to be personalised ads because of something like COPPA regulations, which cuts down the revenue bye half.
I completely disagree with any sort of Roblox Advertisements at all!.. When you’re going through the same sort of stuff Google has some sort of system where they match you to what types of things you like. With that said as someone who uses their google for 95% Roblox related stuff I get a bunch of Roblox scam websites for ads. Google has had a broken ad system and if Roblox users click it not knowing it’s a scam it could be a cookie logger or any other malicious website.
Advertisements onto the forum? Never in many years will this become a feature on the website, and I mean I hope never.
If advertisements were added onto the forum website, just imagine all the scams and clickbait ads that are scattered everywhere, every page, and every thread. Also, imagine that the Roblox website has these types of ads but from Roblox users that can lure little kids into like “free robuxs here” or “i met these YouTubers!!”.
Does the community want these types of ads? No. Does the forum want these advertisements as well? Not at all.
In the end, I completely disagree with this addition and feature to be on the forums, not even worth it for new members and noobs who have joined the forums.